Education

Few issues strike home for working families as much as education for their children. To be equipped for life, every child needs and deserves high-quality education that is available to all—from early childhood through college. For schools to work, educators must have the support and resources they need to succeed and school buildings must be well-equipped and well-maintained. Our schools must serve all children, and comprehensive services and supports must be in place for students with the greatest needs. All students should have access to higher education and assistance paying for it so they are not barred from college or saddled with impossible debt when they leave.

Public schools and public school teachers have been under attack in recent years—from widespread efforts to shift public school funding to private school voucher programs, to attempts to privatize public schools, to moves by governors and state legislators to take bargaining rights from teachers and other school personnel. These attacks are designed to serve the 1 percent—CEOs who can profit from privatized systems and the wealthiest families—at the expense of the 99 percent of students who deserve the best.

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May 17, 2024 | News Story

NYC Council Member Carmen De La Rosa, Chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor, introduced

May 3, 2024 | News Story

Presidents of the American Federation of Teachers, New York State AFL-CIO, New York State United Teachers, and United University Professions joined New York State Senate Labor Chair Jessica Ramos Thursday for a rally outside CUNY's Midtown headquarters organized by unionized faculty and staff of

May 3, 2024 | News Story

Management at The Second City has voluntarily recognized the UFT as the collective bargaining agent for all employees involved in instruction at their new NYC improv comedy center. This includes teachers, facilitators and cast members.

May 3, 2024 | News Story

Around the world, workers’ lives, livelihoods and rights are under attack. Climate disasters and conflicts are displacing people from their homes, and are increasing risks for working people and all our families.

Aug 5

August 5-9: The 2024 Summer School for Women in Unions and Community Organizations will be held from August 5-9th at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The registration for this year's event will be available shortly.

May 1

Wednesday, May 1, 11AM-2PM: Join the Public Employees Federation for a KPC Informational Picket from 11am to 2pm outside the faculty.

Apr 26, 2024 | News Story

Members of the Fordham Graduate Student Workers union (FGSW-CWA Local 1104) have reached a tentative agreement with Fordham!

Apr 26, 2024 | News Story

Members of the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) at Sesame Workshop have reached a tentative agreement with management on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement.

Apr 26, 2024 | News Story

New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park in Manhattan to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year.